The Ambivalent Impact of Religion on Human Rights

This volume presents the most recent joint study of the research group Religion and Human Rights. This text is comprised of studies carried out in twelve countries and divided into three parts according to their respective tree continents.


Author: Hans-Georg Ziebertz

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030704049

Category: Religion

Page: 349

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This volume presents the most recent joint study of the research group Religion and Human Rights. This text is comprised of studies carried out in twelve countries and divided into three parts according to their respective tree continents. Almost 10,000 youths have participated and all chapters deal with the question of whether and to what extent religious or worldview convictions hinder or favor the support of human rights. Studies are comparative on multiple levels because of the many religious groups and countries. The studies take into account personal, religious and socio-cultural differences, showing the ambivalent role of religion in the striving to make the world safer, more democratic, just, and compassionate thru human rights. This text appeals to students and researchers.

Human Rights and the Impact of Religion

Second, the effects of religious beliefs and practices on attitudes towards human rights can take on different values, not only positive ones, but also negative ones as well as values in between. Finally it makes sense to take into ...


Author: Hans-Georg Ziebertz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004251403

Category: Philosophy

Page: 279

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This volume is about the positive, ambivalent, null and negative effects in various historical periods by various religious denominations within Christianity, Islam and Hinduism on the attitudes towards human rights of the first, second and third generation.

Human Rights or Religious Rules

Hypotheses 2 to 6 related to the unique effects of religious beliefs and rites on the attitudes towards freedom of religion and the separation of church and state. Hypothesis 2 was that beliefs on the vertical axis about God, Jesus, ...


Author: Johannes A. van der Ven

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004188860

Category: Philosophy

Page: 487

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Drawing on historical inisights, systematic reflections and empirical data, this book offers a substantive understanding of the complex relationship between religion and human rights and of the empirical impact of Christianity and Islam on the attitudes toward human rights, i.e. a human rights culture.

International Empirical Studies on Religion and Socioeconomic Human Rights

... forces should assume in their programme an integral vision of human rights. Against the ambivalent scenario described above, we make an attempt to analyse the impact of religion on the socioeconomic rights in the Italian context.


Author: Hans-Georg Ziebertz

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030309343

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

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Socioeconomic rights include rights with regard to social security, labour and employment, as well as cultural rights which may be regarded as a shield for the protection of human dignity, especially of specific groups, such as women, children and refugees. The enforceability of socioeconomic rights clearly distinguishes them from other rights. These rights need, perhaps more than others, the support of civil society. Because states have leeway in how resources are distributed, civil society has a major impact on what resources are used to fulfil socio-economic rights. One of the actors in the public arena are religious traditions, respective Churches. Most of them have developed ethical standards for individual conduct and rules for living together in society based on their basic scriptures. All three monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, are marked by a caring engagement for the poor, the sick, the old and the foreign. From an empirical perspective, the general research question of this volume is how young people understand and evaluate socioeconomic rights and to which degree religious convictions and practices are connected with attitudes towards these human rights. Can religion be identified as a force supporting the human rights regime and which additional concepts strengthen or weaken the consent to these rights? The richness of empirical data contributes to a better understanding how socioeconomic rights are legitimated in the opinion of more than 10.000 respondents in 14 countries.

Tensions Within and Between Religions and Human Rights

The result of the regression analyses summarized in table 4 demonstrated that the relationship between religious values and beliefs towards attitudes of human rights is complex. While there were significant effects of religious beliefs ...


Author: Johannes A. van der Ven

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004218673

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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This volume contains four theoretical and four empirical articles that aim at conceptual clarification and descriptive and causal exploration on data from 14 countries about historical and current tensions within and between religions, Christiantity and Islam, and human rights in various contexts.

Understanding Religion

In the case of Muslims, it also has a negative impact on the right to legal aid for mass murderers, ... Probably, the debate over the rapport between religion and human rights would stand to gain with a complex approach to interpreting ...


Author: Ulrich Riegel

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830990543

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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Today, religion is a complex issue. In Western Europe, the so-called “Christian heritage” is challenged by both other religious traditions and secular worldviews. It is therefore essential to understand the complexity of religion in different contexts. This volume addresses four questions in this regard: How can we assess religion and religiosity appropriately? What are important markers of religiosity? How does religion affect recent society? How can religion be taught in modern society? By dealing with these questions, the contributions to this volume offer an insight into the recent state-of-the-art of research on religion and religiosity within the field of religious education on an international level.

The Public Significance of Religion

... ambivalent impact of these beliefs concerning God in both Christianity and Islam? In my view it is a consequence of the age-old tension between traditional faith in God and the modern 'faith' in human rights. Of course, religions ...


Author: Leslie Francis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004207066

Category: Religion

Page: 508

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The book reflects on the statement that religion represents a force in the public realms of society. Does religion regain public significanc in social debates and what are its characteristics in terms of topics and interests, actors and parties? How do different religious and non-religious groups evaluate the impact of religion on its public environment? These questions are reflected by an international group of scholars.

Faith in Courts

Human Rights Advocacy and the Transnational Regulation of Religion Lisa Harms ... simul- taneous multipolarisation of the global human rights field and shows the ambivalent effects of Strasbourg on struggles for religious recognition.


Author: Lisa Harms

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509945108

Category: Law

Page: 255

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The judicialisation of religious freedom conflicts is long recognised. But to date, little has been written on the active role that religious actors and advocacy groups play in this process. This important book does just that. It examines how Jehovah's Witnesses, Muslims, Sikhs, Evangelicals, Christian conservatives and their global support networks have litigated the right to freedom of religion at the European Court of Human Rights over the past 30 years. Drawing on in-depth interviews with NGOs, religious representatives, lawyers and legal experts, it is a powerful study of the social dynamics that shape transnational legal mobilisation and the ways in which legal mobilisation shapes discourses and conflict lines in the field of transnational law.

Is There a God of Human Rights

"This volume deals with historical, systematic and empirical questions with regard to the complex relationship between human rights and religion.


Author: J. A. van der Ven

Publisher: International Studies in Relig

ISBN: 9004142096

Category: Political Science

Page: 642

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"This volume deals with historical, systematic and empirical questions with regard to the complex relationship between human rights and religion. It focuses on the place and function of human rights in democracies in modern society. Moreover it elaborates on the problems which are implied in the complex relationship between human rights and religion from the beginning. Lastly it investigates the positive, negative and ambivalent empirical effects of religious attitudes on human rights attitudes among some youth in South Africa." --Book Jacket.

Religion Education and Human Rights

civil rights – the structuring of human rights is the same among Christians and Muslims (see Table 9.5). It is therefore possible to compare mean values (including standard deviation) of Christians and Muslims, noting whether ...


Author: Anders Sjöborg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319540696

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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This book examines the interconnectedness between religion, education, and human rights from an international perspective using an interdisciplinary approach. It deals with compulsory or secondary school education in different contexts, as well as higher education, and has as its common theme the multiplicity of secularisms in different national contexts. Presenting rich cases, the contributions include empirical and theoretical perspectives on how international trends of migration and cultural diversity, as well as judicialization of social and political processes, and rapid religious and social changes come into play as societies find their way in an increasingly diverse context. The book contains chapters that present case studies on how confessional or non-confessional Religious Education (RE) at schools in different societal contexts is related to the concept of universal human rights. It presents cases studies that display an intriguing array of problems that point to the role of religion in the public sphere and show that historical contexts play important and different roles. Other contributions deal with higher education, where one questions how human rights as a concept and as discourse is taught and examines whether withdrawing from certain clinical training when in university education to become a medical doctor or a midwife on the grounds of conscientious objections can be claimed as a human right. From a judicial point of view one chapter discerns the construction of the concept of religion in the Swedish Education Act, in relation to the Swedish constitution as well European legislation. Finally, an empirical study comparing data from young people in six different countries in three continents investigates factors that explain attitudes towards human rights.